Moderators Revealed For Canadian Federal Election Leaders’ Debates

The English debate will occur on Oct. 7, and the event in French is set for Oct. 10.

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Published on August 20, 2019 at 9:15 pm by boredop

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. August 21st

IT WAS AUG. 21st … that gave us career broadcasters Ken Carpenter, Chris Schenkel, Jack Buck, Harry Smith, and actor Billy Idelson of the Vic & Sade radio show …
When The Four Preps and the Lionel Hampton Orch. were the musical guests on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show…
When NBC News fired their Canadian-born TV reporter Arthur Kent (pictured), nicknamed ‘the scud stud’ for his reporting during the first Iraq war, after he refused an assignment to war-torn Croatia…
..and when the CRTC approved the sale of Victoria’s CKDA-AM and CFMS-FM, CKDA to the owners of The Q 100.3, CFMS to become ‘The Ocean’ under Rogers ownership.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE!

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Don Scott flashes back to his early days with this photo in honour of World Radio Day

long time radio man, and owner of Western Academy of Broadcasting, Don Scott posted a photo of himself when he worked at CFOX 1470 in Montreal

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Published on at 5:15 pm by Radio Man

Three Recent Departures in TV & Radio .. Vancouver & Seattle

Two women journalist broadcasters are gone from their Vancouver newsrooms, while a leading Seattle news/talk radio station has lost a programming executive.

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Published on at 2:37 pm by Ron Robinson

CKUA Lost their Beloved Monica Miller to Cancer

While Monica is now known for her warm presence on-air, she got her start at the station working as a library assistant in 1977.
From there, she worked her way through various positions, learning every aspect of what goes into getting something on air.

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Published on at 1:53 pm by Radio Man

Seattle’s KIRO-TV Mourns the Loss of 30-Year Chopper 7 Pilot Clark Stahl

Stahl started with KIRO 7 in the 1980’s as our backup pilot before becoming a full-time employee. He retired in 2012. During that retirement he remained close friends with many at the station.

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Published on at 9:56 am by Ron Robinson

Bell vows to cut back on rural broadband program after CRTC rate cut

Bell Canada says it will cut about 200,000 rural households from a broadband internet build-out to offset the impact of a regulatory change that lowers the wholesale broadband rate that it can charge smaller providers.

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Published on August 19, 2019 at 9:15 pm by Ron Robinson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. August 20th

IT WAS AUG. 20th .. when the first U.S. commercial radio station, 8MK (which later became WWJ), began daily broadcasting in Detroit…
When Prince George (BC) TV station CKPG-TV signed on Channel 2 as a CBC affiliate….
When the first episode of the teen sitcom “Saved By The Bell” aired on NBC. It was a Saturday morning favorite for 4 seasons..
When Moffat Broadcasting sold off its empire, two Edmonton stations going to WIC (now Corus), two in Winnipeg going to Rogers, a pair in Calgary going to Golden West, while Vancouver’s CKLG-AM and CFOX-FM were sold to Shaw….
and when two giants of comedy, Jerry Lewis & Phyllis Diller, left this mortal coil.
ALL the milestones for Aug. 20th INSIDE!

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Disney Plus streaming service to launch in Canada mid-November

Analysts say the menu of Marvel superheroes, Pixar characters, and Disney animated classics could give viewers another reason to drop cable altogether.

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Published on at 6:06 pm by Turn Table3

Joel Senick to Anchor Calgary Global News at 11

Senick moves from his current role on Global News Morning Weekend to anchor the News at 11 with an expanded presence on the News Hour at 6, effective September 3.

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Published on at 1:04 pm by clockwatcher